Installation view: Mining Pyrities. Photo, Anke Stacker
Artist Statement: Judith Duquemin
Exhibition: Orthogonal 16 03 May - 03 June 2017
Curated by: Georgi Dimitrov
dr ingo glass, de/ro
dr nortrud gomringer, de
gisela hoffmann. de
hanz hancock, uk
patrick morrissey, uk
prof. eugen gomringer. ch
erdem küçükköroğlu. tr
dr nikolay petkov. bg
petar dochev, bg
ivan shumanov, bg
dr judith duquemin uk/au
The use of geometric code in painting can manifest in a variety of ways. The two works presented for Orthogonal16 are a digital loop animation, and a 40 cm. acrylic canvas painting on a customized round stretcher.
ATCG Reproductions (2017) is a diffusion of superimposed human DNA code that produces subtle primary, secondary and tertiary additive colour shifts. The eleven digitally programmed variations of DNA protein (Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine and Thymine) are reconstructed
rectangular, hard-edge paintings of red, green, blue and yellow vertical and horizontal stripes that meet randomly on a staged diagonal.
Mondrian for Space Travellers (2017) is a round, multi-dimensional, tessellation that appropriates a Mondrian palette
of red, blue, yellow, white and black. Unlike Mondrian’s flat grid paintings it employs a mathematically coded, irregular grid that eliminates the notion of horizon (horizontal) and it’s human gravitational counterpart (vertical).
supports a self-organising, non-objective approach to asymmetric pictorial composition through the use of creatively researched geometric code. Each are an example of the artist’s non-stylized, experimental approach to contemporary abstract painting.
© Judith Duquemin 2017